Sunday, March 11, 2007

Two Years

I started this blog two years ago. It has been an interesting two years. I have had days where I posted four or five times a day. Other stretches where I have gone up to a week without posting. This is my 530th posting to this blog.

Lately I have been on a dry spell. Not from a lack of desire to write, or from a lack of things to write about. It is mostly because I just can't seem to put together more than a few coherent thoughts in a row. I just seem to have so much stuff rolling around in my head that I can't get any of it out straight.

I would like to say that I am going to make a concerted effort to write more regularly, especially since the democrats in Congress seem bent on giving me so much to write about. But I'm not sure I would be able to keep that promise. So I am going to try harder, but no promises. Especially since I found out that I may be coaching both a division 1 and division 2 teams in the city league this year. Oh boy. This could keep me very busy for the next couple months.

In the last two years I have had 16,227 visitors to my blog. This really surprises me. Too many bloggers out there are all about the hits. I really don't care. I don't accept advertising and I don't go out of my way to advertise my blog. If people stumble upon it then fine. If most folks never see it then that is fine also. I'm not writing for the world as a whole. I'm writing for myself and for the few members of my family who stop by occasionally to see what I am up to. I have one exception to that rule. I'm currently working on an article about teaching beginning skills to young volleyball players. Apparently the most common search string topics that lead people to my blog are questions about beginners volleyball. So I'm going to see if I can come up with something to accommodate those folks a bit. Hopefully I'll have it finished in the next couple days.

In the meantime, happy blog birthday to me.

1 comment:

Kiril, The Mad Macedonian said...

HAppy Birthday from 1 Bear Flagger to another! ;-D

I began Blogging in 2002, and opened a 2nd front in that regard in 2003 ( www.cyclingdude.com, a leading BikeBlog. ), then joined Stumble Upon in 2005!

Sometimes I blog once a day, on my various homes, other times I blogs several times a day.

Sometimes I go a few days without blogging.

I look at it this way:

My traffic is miniscule compared to many in the Blogosphere, but I became a Blogger in order to have places to express myself in various ways, and the fact that people like me, and comment, or link, is one of the pleasures I get from the hobby.

I've met some great people, in person, and thru e-mail, been interviewed in 2 newspapers, once with my ugly mug plastered on the front page, and I've been consulted by a writer resesrching a book, then quoted in said book.

I've debated activists, and politicians, and consulted some as well, for stories.

I don't have the time, or experience to do what many can do with their blogs, especially when it comes to making a bit of maney from it, so don't fret about it.

That's not why I do it.

I do it for the sharing of ideas, opinions, and knowledge.

I guess what I'm trying to say is do this for yourself, and don't become tied to the computer.

So what if you go a few days without a post!

There's more to life than Blogging!

Besides those experiences can, and often will, provide you with material for a blog entry! ;-D